CELEBRATE SUMMER & stay safe everyone

July 12, 2017

With the recent State of Emergency declared due to wildfires raging in BC it's a good time to think about what you can do to protect your own property. Two excellent articles are below:


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PEST ALERT: Japanese Beetle found in False Creek

Japanese beetle has recently been detected by CFIA in the False Creek area of Vancouver. It is not known how Japanese beetle arrived in Vancouver. It could have come in on infected nursery stock or soil or adults could have hitched a ride on trains or cars traveling from the...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:53 in MGABC | Read more
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Save the date: MGABC AGM Sept 23/24th Vancouver

  The Master Gardeners of B.C AGM will be hosted by the Vancouver Chapter this year. We welcome our members to Vancouver to enjoy an event filled weekend with tours on Saturday , a visit to VanDusen Botanical Gardens on Sunday. plus an entertaining lecture by Douglas Justice,...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:03 in MGABC | Read more
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Fire Smart Landscaping

Scroll down to link the PowerPoint Presentation  Do you know about Fire Smart Landscaping? Brent Schorr, Victoria Master Gardener in Training, researched Fire Smart best gardening practices and best plants for the west coast. He delivered an informative presentation on the topic...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 18:44 in Victoria | Read more
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Fire Smart Landscaping in Drought Interface Areas

This article was originally posted at the beginning of 2017 but with our recent State of Emergency declared in BC due to wildfires we are reposting. A wildland/urban interface is defined as a ‘geographical point where the diverse values of the wilderness and urban development...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 18:40 in Vancouver | Read more
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Beauty & the Blast ( Bud Blast )

Rhododendron bud and twig blight is caused by a fungus, Seifertia azalea. The flower buds turn brown and do not open in the spring. They are later covered by very noticeable black fruiting bodies called coremia the year after infection. Removal of the black buds is recommended...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:10 in Vancouver | Read more
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Master Gardener Program offered this fall at VIU

Vancouver-Island-University,-Master-Gardener,-June-2017.jpg Vancouver Island University and the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association collaborate to offer the Master Gardener Basic Training Program. Designed for the experienced home...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:44 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more
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and the WINNER is: Cornus Canadensis (Bunchberry)

July update: Thank you to everyone who voted. The official winner ( by a mile or perhaps kms ) is Cornus Canadensis commonly known as Bunchberry       What’s the National Flower of Canada? We have an official tree- the maple, but we do NOT have an official flower!  ​​Master...

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 07:29 in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria | Read more
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OMG VOLUNTEERS PUT THE IRIS TO BED

Congratulations OMG members and our hard working volunteer, Frank, we completed our Iris renovation bed May 23, 2017 at Guisachan Heritage Garden in Kelowna.  A hot day, digging up violets and planting irises. Thanks to all members who have participated over the last month!...

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 20:54 in Okanagan | Read more
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The Girl Who Liked Strawberries

Master Gardeners have now completed two years volunteering at Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Vancouver.  In 2015,  a new facility opened accommodating 73 families from outside Vancouver who stay for a few days or several months while their child receives treatment at the nearby...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 17:32 in Vancouver | Read more
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Join Us! - Become a Master Gardener

The MGABC Master Gardener Program welcomes enthusiastic gardeners with a willingness to share their interest and experience with the public. To become a Master Gardener you must take the Master Gardener Basic Training Program offered through a Master Gardener Chapter or an...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 22:55 in MGABC | Read more
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Garden Patch Protectors Workshop at Dart's Hill

The Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society hosted the Master Gardener's Association of BC- Vancouver Chapter  spring workshop: "Garden Patch Protectors", May 10th. in Darts Hill Garden Park.  Instructor Kristine Schlamp, a KPU ( Kwantlen )  Horticulture faculty, provided a...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 15:51 in Vancouver | Read more
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VMGA’s Home Garden named Canada’s Garden of the Year

The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific was named Garden of the Year at the Canadian Garden Council’s recent annual general meeting. And for good reason! Fourteen distinct garden environments, from Native to Mediterranean to the Winter Garden, delight visitors at any time of year...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 20:48 in Victoria | Read more

Community Events

August 26, 2017
Market | Victoria
Organic Plant Sale
September 01, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society
September 04, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Rhododendron Society
September 04, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Gordon Head Garden Club
September 05, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Horticultural Society
September 07, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Dahlia Society
September 11, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Vancouver Island Heather Society
September 11, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Peninsula Garden Club
September 12, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Floral Artists
September 12, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Western Garden Club